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In Egypt 6 arrested in connection with public prosecutor killing

Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo in June 2015.

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the opening ceremony of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri play Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the opening ceremony of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (Reuters)

Egypt has arrested six people in connection with last year's assassination of Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, and the prosecution ordered their detention on Sunday, a judicial source told Reuters.

Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo in June 2015. He was the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president in 2013. There was no confirmed claim of responsibility.

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